The loud silence of Francine Green

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Francine Green doesn't speak up much, and who can blame her? Her parents aren't interested in her opinions, the nuns at school punish girls who ask too many questions, and the House Committee on Un-American Activities is blacklisting people who express unpopular ideas. There's safety in silence. Francine would rather lose herself in a book, or in daydreams about her favorite Hollywood stars, than risk attracting attention or getting in trouble. But when outspoken, passionate Sophie Bowman transfers into Francine's class at All Saints School for Girls, Francine finds herself thinking about things that never concerned her before--free speech, the atom bomb, the existence of God, the way people treat each other. Eventually, Francine discovers that she not only has something to say, she is absolutely determined to say it. Once again, Karen Cushman follows a young woman's progress toward her true self, this time exploring the nature of friendship and the experience of growing up Catholic in an era that is both fascinating and relevant to today's young people. Author's note.
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subject_facet Best friends -- Fiction, Best friends -- Juvenile fiction, Catholic schools -- Fiction, Catholic schools -- Juvenile fiction, Conformity -- Fiction, Conformity -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- California -- Juvenile fiction, Family life -- California -- Fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- 20th century -- Juvenile fiction, Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History. -- 20th century -- Fiction, Schools -- Fiction, Schools -- Juvenile fiction, United States -- Politics and government -- 1945-1953, United States -- Politics and government. -- 1945-1953. -- Fiction
title_display The loud silence of Francine Green
title_full The Loud Silence of Francine Green, The loud silence of Francine Green / Karen Cushman, The loud silence of Francine Green / by Karen Cushman
title_short The loud silence of Francine Green
topic_facet Best friends, Catholic schools, Conformity, Families, Family life, Friendship, Historical Fiction, History, Politics and government, Schools, Young Adult Fiction